The Giants are done. Period, end of story. What we saw on Sunday afternoon was emblematic of Big Blue’s struggles for the entire season. One offensive element, whether it be Eli’s passing or 202 rushing yards, will soar, but it’s been the lack of red zone dominance this season that’s killed the Giants. It shouldn’t have been 14-6 Dallas at one point, it should’ve been 14-7 Giants (we’re taking away the Cruz strip/TD return.) As much as we Giants fans and most of the NFL hates a certain Dez Bryant, he can walk the walk and talk the talk. He’s got the biggest mouth in a Cowboy uniform since TO, but he can catch like TO. I’m looking forward to seeing Andre Brown the rest of this season and hopefully a few more seasons to come; he did find the holes very well, and he and Jacobs make a great small-big back combo.
The Jets right now are like a girl in a rom-com. She’s currently with Geno Smith, who was a flashy QB in his heyday but right now just isn’t good for her self-esteem. He’s turnover prone, and with the exception of the game-winning drive in Atlanta, has largely been saved thus far by the defensive line and Chris Ivory in his five wins; and of course Lavonte David shoving him out of bounds in the opener. Then there’s this other great but untested guy named Matt Simms who all of her friends want to set her up with, but right now she’s scared to leave this secure relationship, take a chance and see what happens. Geno’s played two AWFUL games back-to-back in Buffalo and Baltimore…now he and the Jets have arguably the biggest game of the year coming up against the Dolphins. Rex, take a chance. Rex has nothing to lose, most people are speculating this is the last year of his Jets tenure as head coach anyway, unless he makes the playoffs and is given another chance. The Jets will probably finish with around double the wins they were predicted to have in August, I think it’s been a more successful year since 2012. Take a chance on Matt Simms; it’s not like the Pats, Broncos and Seahawks are next, it’s the Dolphins twice, Raiders, Browns and Carolina.
Welcome to the Yankees, Brian McCann! This is as excited for a free agent as I’ve been in a long time. The Yankees pick up a desperately-needed, All-Star catcher, in the prime of his career, who’s a powerful right-field hitter and terrific defensive backstop (career .991 fielding %) Get with the program, Cano. No team is paying $300 million for a contract ending when Cano is in his 40s.
‘Till Next Time!
Neil Dwyer @neildwyer1993